Welcome to 2024 on Sciety. Here's The latest in preprint innovations from sciety.org, the home of public preprint evaluation and curation.
🚀 What's new
Part of Sciety's role in the world is to make sense of the variety of preprint evaluation and associated metadata and turn this into something that is valuable to readers of the research, encouraging more people to share evaluated preprints within their work.
We ended 2023 by focussing on reducing the feasibility risks of adding new groups to Sciety, which will set us up for representing a much broader range of preprint review in future.
- The preprints, version history and review history we have from Access Microbiology are now better represented on Sciety. Within Sciety, we call these things a 'Paper Expression', but it means readers will be able to go to a single page on Sciety to see the journey of the preprint. You can see this work in progress on an Access Microbiology page.
- We've created a list From the bioRxiv: A Selection of Recently Posted Papers from SCGB Investigators and Others that replicates an historic collection of preprints from the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB). This collection demonstrates the value of public preprint curation on Sciety as a way for groups of researchers to publicise their research discovery. Each list on Sciety generates it's own list of related articles which can be triaged to create regular updates for readers with the latest preprints in their area of interest.
- We mitigated a bug that prevented people generating a password recovery email.
🔭 What's next
We know the world can change overnight, but here's a flavour of what we expect to be exploring on Sciety in the next 6 months:
- Group members will be able to publicise their own collections of preprints as part of the group activity. Currently individual users on Sciety are not associated with their groups.
- Targeted Google Advertising promotion will enable increased visibility for reviewing groups on Sciety
- The ability to generate and save personal searches/feeds will contribute towards an individuals tailored experience.
- Broader representation of article activities; video and social media interactions
- Profile customisation
- Improved discovery of related evaluated preprints
- Broader representation of preprint metadata
- A DocMaps API update
- More curating and reviewing groups
- COAR notify implementation, letting Sciety tell more services when review activity has taken place.
- A potential collaboration with Open Knowledge Maps to increase the visibility of preprints in research discovery
💡 Let us know what you think
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